Drugs used to fight cancer and osteop...

Drugs used to fight cancer and osteoporosis can create a dental cripplesa

There are 10 comments on the www.kansascity.com story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Drugs used to fight cancer and osteoporosis can create a dental cripplesa. In it, www.kansascity.com reports that:

Dentists see ONJ in patients who take certain bone-strengthening drugs used to fight cancer or osteoporosis — drugs that include Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel, some of the most-prescribed medications on the market.

In severe cases of ONJ, the infections lead to chronic pain. Decaying bone gives off a foul odor. Eating is difficult.

Even with regular treatment, these oral wounds can take up to two years to heal.

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Dentist New York

Watertown, CT

#1 Feb 5, 2009
Although Millions of woman are taking these drugs orally, the incidence of bone necrosis is still small. Research must be done to find out why these drugs are causing this side effect. It may have to do with them reducing the vascularity of bone tissue. A good blood supply is needed to keep bone alive.

Scared by Big Pharma

Brookfield, MA

#2 Feb 5, 2009
Still not enough "good" to make me sign up for these poisions. Hmmm, maybe the fact that the key ingredient in these meds is a poision could be the issue...OR how about, as is now standard course with the BIG PHARMA and the FDA, these drugs were not properly tested before being forced onto millions (billions?) of (mostly) women!!
We get to once again be BIG PHARMA'S guinea pigs.
Time to say NO...to these drug pushers.
Guess what children, our bones thin as we get older and our wonderful drs. for years have not helped us by discouraging the use of multi-vitamins, vitamin D (which is now known to be low in most americans) and other healthy supplements.
WHY? Glad you asked. Because BIG PHARMA doesn't make billions and billions when we take care of ourselves and use safe vitamins and exercise! And get a little bit of sun each day! That's why.
Let refresh....vioxx, baycor, paxil in teens, statins....
anyone seeing a trend here?
Thornhill Dentist

Saint Catharines, Canada

#3 Feb 10, 2009
Yes, the risk of getting ORN from drugs used for osteoporosis exists, it is exceedingly small. More of a concern are bisphosphonates used to treat cancer. There are many cases of ORN in these individuals.


Since: Dec 08

Kennett, MO

#4 Mar 5, 2009
i totally have osteoprosis i am from los angeles calif my mom had it very bad and she was in so much pain they gave her lots of things to stop pain at age 48 she died from the lack of medical advice drugs helped her so much 24 yrs ago she had so many she couldnt keep up like darveset.vollume percacet something looking like christmas trees and a little bit of calcium so back then they tried to just make the pain go away but not the cure now im on boniva lots of calcium had broken tail bone and i feel like i have no life it takes pain pills and me slowley getting out of bed its awful


#5 Mar 5, 2009
I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor would like me to take Alendronate but all I read about is the side effects. Have just read about an alternative treatment-things such asRejuvin & Magnesium Fizz, which are all natural and claim to greatly improve BDM. I am going to give it a try for a year, nothing to lose and no side effects as these are all natural products...will let you know.

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 13, 2011
Dental cripples you might be pertaining to the death of jaw bone or osteonecrosis of the jaw bone. It is one of the first reported adverse effects of bisphosphonates and is now a frequent subject to lawsuits filed against drug manufacturers. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com
Robert Taylor

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 23, 2011
ONJ is becoming more and more common these days. People who claim that ONJ has been caused by their medication have started to file lawsuits like Fosamax lawsuits. While ONJ is still a rare disease it should be looked out for and discussed by your doctor before starting such medications.

San Jose, CA

#8 Jan 18, 2013
There are evidences that Fosamax may cause dental problems to its recipients. Its manufacturer, Merck & Co, is facing a number of lawsuit due to this problem. For more information, you may refer at http://www.fosamaxinjurylawsuitcenter.com/cla... .
Fluoride Is a Toxin

Maleny, Australia

#9 Feb 7, 2013
ALL the drugs mentioned above contain Fluoride, including hundreds more. Tea naturally contains high levels of Fluoride. The majority of foods you eat and liquids you drink contain Fluoride. The air you breathe contains Fluoride.

You eat it, drink it, bathe in it, clean your teeth with it, breathe it... every single day.

Fluoride is accumulative and dose relative - how much are you getting on a daily basis?

Excessive Fluoride causes brittle bones and teeth = skeletal and dental Fluorosis. It has been positively linked to osteoporosis and osteo-sarcoma (google it).

Getting the message yet?????
Berlin P

Paradise Valley, AZ

#10 Feb 24, 2013
It is no longer any secret that osteoporosis medications like Actonel and Fosamax may cause osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). There have been a number of bellwether cases against Fosamax manufacturer Merck and the pharmaceutical giant recently lost a federal trial resulting in a $250,000 verdict in favor of the plaintiff. Read more about it here: fosamaxclassaction.us/onj/

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